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This post continues our coverage of issues (including trademark battles and growing outrage) surrounding the name of the NFL team based in our nation’s capital. –JETLaw Blog Editors

For the second time since 1999, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cancelled the “Redskins” trademark, previously owned by [...]

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Recently, efforts have been growing to urge the Washington Redskins to change their name due to the offensive connotations it carries toward Native Americans. We have covered the issue extensively, from trademark battles to growing outrage. President Obama, lawmakers, civil rights groups, and tribal organizations have expressed their endorsement of a name change.  [...]

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RONALD L. BARABAS &
MICHAEL K. WHEELER

It’s very common, at one time or another, for the average sports fan to feel like he can run his favorite team better than the club’s owner or manager. What happens though when many such fans, who spend [...]

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In the last few weeks, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been hearing testimony for a petition on whether Northwestern University football players should be able to form a union. The face behind the petition is Kain Coiter, a former [...]

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“Hail to the Redskins! Hail Victory! Braves on the warpath! Fight for old D.C.!” Many fans of the NFL’s Washington Redskins know the team’s fight song by heart, though it has undergone changes since its debut in 1938 as a result of controversial, and arguably offensive, lyrics. The team’s name has also long been mired [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 9, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

The New York Times breaks a story alleging that the Drug Enforcement Agency has been working very closely with AT&T to access a database of phone records going as far back as 1987. According to the story, the DEA pays AT&T to station several of the company’s employees inside DEA investigative units to [...]

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Could Tim Tebow Make You Pay to Pray?

On October 30, 2012 By Brooke McLeod

Tim Tebow, the New York Jets back-up quarterback, has moved one step closer to trademarking his signature move of “Tebowing.”  On October 9, the trademark was published for opposition, meaning that anyone who wants to oppose the registration has 30 days to file a substantiated claim.  If no one does, then Tim Tebow [...]

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University of Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban, who has been hailed as one of college football’s great coaches, is in the news again.  And no, not over allegations of oversigning, oversigning again, using medical scholarships, or just generally being reviled by LSU fans [...]

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It’s been a few rough months for the New Orleans Saints.  The ‘bounty’ program, in which Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams paid members of the New Orleans Saints defense in 2009 to injure players, was recently exposed. The NFL and Roger Godell have yet to announce what the punishment is going to [...]

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